Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate and commonly used for baking the food at homes and in industries for medicine purpose. This compound has several benefits for human body for treating several diseases. It is widely used to cure stomach upset and abdomen pain. Stomach upset is pain in stomach due to over eating, indigestion, intestinal blockage etc.
Does baking soda really helps:
Baking soda is a chemical compound which helps in maintaining the chemical balance of body. It maintains the pH balance of body. It gives the acid base neutralization and neutralizes the acidic imbalance of hydrochloric acid and helps in digestion of food.
Baking soda is known as a chemical cleanser and it purify the digestive gut by removing the toxic substances from it.
It can easily break down the fatty acids so that they can be digested easily. It reduces the pain in stomach and reduces the pressure on digestive gut.
Now let us know the different ways to use the baking soda for the treatment of stomach upset
Baking soda and lemon:
Take two tablespoon of baking soda and squeeze few drops of lemons in it. You can add some honey to make it sweet. It will make the foam and drink it fast. The acid in stomach will be neutralized with the combination of baking soda and lemon.
Baking soda and water:
This is very simple method to get relief from stomach pain due to gas. Add one table spoon of baking soda in one glass of water. Drink it to cure the pain and relax acidic imbalance. The baking soda normalizes the pH balance.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar:
Take one tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Add some amount of apple cider vinegar to it. As the vinegar is added to baking soda and water it will start bubbling and the bubbles will go very high. Drink the mixture immediately to get rid from stomach upset, heartburn and intestinal pain. It will help in proper digestion of food.
Baking soda and peppermint:
Peppermint leaves works really well for soothing the stomach and provides you relief from all the pain due to stomach upset. Take one tablespoon of baking soda and mix few lemon drops as well as crushed peppermint leaves. Then add water to it. The solution will start making the foam. Drink it quickly. Within few seconds you will feel relaxed and the pain will be cured.
Baking soda and warm water:
Warm water and baking soda also forms the good combination for relaxing the exertion and stomach pain. Boil on glass of water and pour one tablespoon of baking soda to it. Then add few drops of lemon to it. Drink the solution immediately after the formation of forms within 10 minutes. You will feel relaxed and your stomach pain will heal faster.
Baking soda and vinegar:
When the acidic contents in digestive track increase it start pain in stomach. Vinegar reduces the acidity and makes the ph normal. In one glass of water add one tablespoon of baking soda and vinegar. Stir them well and drink the mixture. If you don’t feel any improvement in condition then make another glass of solution repeating the same process. You can repeat the process at least once a day for the better results.
Some do have and don’t regarding the use of baking soda:
If you have high blood pressure or on low sodium diet then you must not use any of these remedy as baking soda is a restricted for some of people. Before taking baking soda for stomach upset you must consult your doctor at least for once.
You should avoid using baking soda remedies for stomach upset to small kids under the age of 7 years. Intake of baking soda can become a reason for kidney failure in small children.
Make sure the baking soda is mixed in water completely. Don’t take it in solid form as this will add to your stomach pain and make it worse.
Don’t take baking soda in excessive amount as excessive intake of baking soda is not good for the digestive system of body.
After using these home remedies if your pain is not cured then you must see the doctor for once.
These were the home remedies about using the baking soda for stomach upset. But, one see the doctor if he don’t find any benefit using the home remedies.